Early sculpts of the military working dog handler, dog, nurse and Rosie the Riveter figures, to be released with a line of crowd-funded plastic army women from BMC Toys are pictured here.  BMC TOYS
Early sculpts of the military working dog handler, dog, nurse and Rosie the Riveter figures, to be released with a line of crowd-funded plastic army women from BMC Toys are pictured here. BMC TOYS

New plastic Army women include dog handler and Rosie the Riveter — and pink as a color option

by Chad Garland
Stars and Stripes

Little green plastic Army women shipping out later this year will include a military working dog and handler, a nurse and Rosie the Riveter on a pedestal inscribed with her signature slogan “We Can Do It!”

The toys are on track to be deployed ahead of Christmas, said Jeff Imel, owner of BMC Toys, in a Kickstarter post offering a look at some of the prototypes.

The post comes as Women’s History Month kicks off, with the military celebrating the contributions of female soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, even as military women continue to mark “firsts” and take on roles previously restricted only to men.

The first collection of female versions of the classic green toy soldiers are also available for pre-order in bagged sets of 36. Color options include tan and, somewhat controversially, pink.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.621322

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